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Bills We Support

Please refer to the chart below to learn more about the legislative bills that PCAV is SUPPORTING during the ongoing General Assembly Session.

Last Updated: June 9th, 2014

Updates will be provided on an ongoing basis.

BILL:COMMITTEE:LAST ACTION:DATE:DECISION:
HJ 10 – Kory – Value of Early Childhood Education (See SJ52) (H) Committee on Rules (H) Tabled in Rules by voice vote 1/31/14Support
HB 198 – Landes – Prohibits the suspension or expulsion of students for off-campus incidents (H) Committee on Education (S) Committee on Education and Health(H) Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB198ER)2/26/14Support
HB 235  -  Bell, Robert B.  - Sex Offender & Crimes Against Minors Registry Act; amends to add solicitation of prostitution.(H) Committee for Courts of Justice (S) Committee on Finance (H) Placed on Calendar 2/28/14Support
HB 334  -  Bell, Robert B.  - Local multidisciplinary child sexual abuse response teams; attorney to establish to review cases.(H) Committee for Courts of Justice (S) Committee for Courts of JusticeApproved/signed by Governor with recommendation 4/23/14Support
HB 403  -  Bell, Robert B.  - Child sex crime cases; admission of prior sexual offenses into evidence.(H) Committee for Courts of Justice (S) Committee for Courts of JusticeApproved/signed by Governor4/23/14Support
HB 404  -  Bell, Robert B.  - Investigation of cases involving alleged sexual abuse of a child; qualifications of investigator.(H) Committee for Courts of Justice(H) Continued to 2015 in Courts of Justice 2/7/14Support
HB 405  -  Bell, Robert B.  - Suspected abuse or neglect of a child; reports to law enforcement.(S) Committee for Courts of Justice (H) Committee for Courts of Justice(H) VOTE: ADOPTION (99-Y 0-N)2/26/14Support
HB 412 – Anderson – Seeks to introduce fingerprint background checks for licensed child care centers (see HB552)(H) Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions (S) Committee on Rehabilitation and Social ServicesApproved/signed by Governor3/5/14Support
HB 552  -  Filler-Corn  - Child welfare agencies; criminal history background checks. (See HB412) (H) Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions(H) Tabled in Health, Welfare, and Institutions 1/28/14Support
HB 595  -  BaCote  - Criminal Justice Services, Department of; human trafficking policy.(H) Committee on Appropriations(H) Left in Appropriations 2/12/14Support
HB 657  -  Bell, Robert B.  - Testimony using two-way closed-circuit television; certain offenses.(H) Committee for Courts of Justice(H) Left in Courts of Justice 2/12/14Support
HB 682  -  Herring  - Central registry of records; time records must be kept.(H) Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions (H) Left in Health, Welfare, and Institutions 2/12/14Support
HB 683  -  Herring  - Investigation of alleged child abuse and neglect; agreements with school divisions.(H) Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions (S) Committee on Rehabilitation and Social ServicesApproved/signed by Governor3/31/14Support
HB 726 – McClellan – Drop out prevention bill(H) Committee on Appropriations(H) Left in Appropriations2/12/14Support
HB 751 – Rust – Restores school board discretion on whether a student should be expelled for bringing drugs on school property(H) Committee on Education (S) Committee on Education and HealthApproved/signed by Governor4/4/14Support
HB 752 - Rust – Removes pneumatic guns from the list that requires school expulsion(H) Committee on Education (S) Committee on Education and HealthApproved/signed by Governor4/7/14Support
HB 753 – Rust – Inadmissibility of students’ statements made to school employees without a guardian present (H) Committee for Courts of Justice(H) Incorporated by Courts of Justice (HB515-Minchew)2/7/14Support
HB 1106 – Hope – Restraint and seclusion in public schools (H) Committee on Education (S) Committee on Rules (H) VOTE: REJECTED (0-Y 98-N)2/27/14Support
HB 1236 - Peace – Extend Foster Care Supports for Youth Who “Age Out” of Foster Care and Adoption Assistance for Older Youth to Age 21 (See SB277)(H) Committee on Appropriations(H) Left in Appropriations 2/12/14Support
SB 277 – Favola – Extend Foster Care Supports for Youth Who “Age Out” of Foster Care and Adoption Assistance for Older Youth to Age 21 (See HB 1236)(S) Committee on Finance (H) Committee on Appropriations(H) Subcommittee recommends laying on the table2/25/14Support
SB 284 – Howell – Kinship care; Board of Social Services to promulgate certain regulations within 280 days (S) Committee on Finance (H) Committee on Health, Welfare, and InstitutionsApproved/signed by Governor4/3/14Support
SB 421  -  McDougle  - Local multidisciplinary child sexual abuse response teams.(S) Committee for Courts of Justice (H) Committee for Courts of JusticeApproved/signed by Governor4/23/14Support
SB 442  -  Garrett  - Sexual abuse of certain children; penalty.(S) Committee for Courts of Justice (S) Continued to 2015 in Finance (17-Y 0-N) 2/4/14Support
SB 639 – Hanger – Child care; Department of Social Services to plan for national background checks for providers (H) Committee on Rules (H) Committee on Health, Welfare, and InstitutionsX Ref. hb412 Approved/signed by Governor3/5/14Support

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